Virgin Atlantic to host pop up restaurant on Boeing 747 before it retires from service

virgin atlantic to host pop up restaurant on boeing 747 before it retires from service

Billed as the “hottest ticket in town for aviation enthusiasts”, fewer than 50 tickets will be released for sale at 9am on 7 December for the one-off event on 12 December.

Guests will board the aircraft at the airline’s hangar at Heathrow where they will enjoy a tour of the plane that few get to see, including the areas where the crew sleep during flights.

They can also step into the cargo hold and take a seat in the cockpit.

While on board, they will be treated to champagne on the upper deck, known to fans as “the bubble”, before settling into an Upper Class suite for a three-course a la carte meal inspired by the airline’s inflight catering.

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Pilots, cabin crew and engineers for the airline will be on hand to entertain guests with anecdotes of life on board the “Queen of the Skies”.

And to finish the experience, guests will have their photo taken in one of the aircraft’s red engines.

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Tickets are priced at £50 each, with all proceeds going to food bank charity The Trussell Trust to support its work.

Corneel Koster, chief customer and operating officer at Virgin Atlantic, said:  “The much-loved Boeing 747 has played an important role in Virgin Atlantic’s story.  It carried our first passengers to New York 36 years ago on our inaugural flight and over the years has transported countless millions of holiday-makers and business travellers safely around the world.

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